DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 0600Z JULY 15, 2005
Alaska/Northwestern Canada: GOES-10 visible imagery now through 06Z does show more smoke over portions of Alaska and Northwestern Canada than earlier message indicated. The smoke produced by a very large fire in south central Yukon-Koyukuk in the western portion of Denali has spread outward in many directions. Another significant smoke plume from exploding fire in the southwestern Kenai Peninsula primarily extends westward and southwward over Cook Inlet and offshore. Finally the numerous fires between Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake over northwestern Canada are producing a third large area of smoke. Some of this smoke appears to be spreading southeastward into northern Alberta and Saskatchewan Provinces of Canada Southeastern Canada: Increasing fires in Quebec and eastern Ontario are producing large and very dense smoke plumes. In Quebec the smoke plumes extend southward with the smoke moving toward but not yet entering New York State. In Ontario the plumes extend toward the north or east. Earlier today a large area of smoke was seen west of the Hudson Bay. Updated imagery right at sunset shows a thin ribbon of what is likely diffuse smoke stretching from Hudson Bay southward to near Lake Superior, then extending eastward all the way to the northern tip of Maine. Kansas: Very numerous agricultural burns are producing a hazy smoky mix in central Kansas.